Roof Cleaning Bourton offers a complete roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Bourton and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by removing moss and anything else that has built up up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and debris can be quite difficult for many householders and may become a major problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause big problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, having the roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Could I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it does not take much skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Below are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all surrounding towns including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to us.